18 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jaipur, India
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Jaipur, India

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and Anne Frank Zentrum. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

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Jaipur, India to Berlin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

2
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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Park Planten un Blomen and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall and then meet the residents at Hamburg Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Paris and The Catacombs of Paris. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Castel Plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Saint Cezaire Caves (in Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne), Riviera Nature (in Grasse) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Massena and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, Marineland, Riviera Nature, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire ©
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nice to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in April; daily highs in Munich reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich visit planning app .

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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